<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:09:31 -0700 Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:09:31 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Monk Relaxing Atop Wind Turbine Spotted by Drone ]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:17:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/wind+turbines0507.jpg
A Benedictine monk at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air. A drone camera took video of Brother Joseph Byron hanging out on top of a wind...

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<![CDATA[Mexican Superhero 'Peatonito' Helping to Keep Streets Safe]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:54:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000012918350_1200x675_515219523835.jpg
One of the largest streets in the world has its own caped crusader.]]>
<![CDATA[First Look at 'Burning Man: The Musical' ]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:40:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burner-musical.jpg
"Burning Man: The Musical" will one day be a full-length film feature, but the first five irreverent minutes are available to watch now.

Photo Credit: Matt Werner
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<![CDATA[SoCal Couple Dives into Marriage]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:16:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Underwater-scuba-wedding-0824.jpg
One San Diego couple took the plunge Saturday morning, marrying twenty feet underwater.

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<![CDATA[San Jose School Creates Student ID for Campus Cat]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cat-id.jpg
After years of hanging out informally on campus, Bubba the cat has been made an official member of the student body at San Jose's Leland High School.

Photo Credit: Facebook.com/bubbathecat]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Takes an Afternoon Dip in His Neighbor's Hot Tub]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:47:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/150818_hottub_bear_03.jpg
The summer heat can make people—and bears—crazy. A bear busted down Tony Diering's fence to take a leisurely swim in the man's pool before taking a dip in the hot tub, CTV News Vancouver reported. "He's...

Photo Credit: Tony Deiring]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says Siri Made the Call That Saved His Life ]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:23:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
An 18-year-old teenager from Tennessee says the voice recognition service on his iPhone — famously named Siri — called emergency dispatchers after his truck fell on him while he tried to make repairs.

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<![CDATA[26-Year-Old Cat Makes the Record Books (Again)]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:03:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/corduroy_oldest_cat.jpg
Corduroy the cat has given his owner a lifetime of purrs and love. At 26 years old, the green-eyed feline was recognized by the Guinness World Records for a second time. On Thursday, Guinness World Records...

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<![CDATA[Giant Chocolate Lobster]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:58:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_34201.jpg
A Maine candy company is seeking to break a Guinness World Record with a gigantic chocolate lobster. To commemorate 100 years in business, Haven's Candies of Westbrook has unveiled "Shelby." The extremely large...

Photo Credit: Haven’s Candies]]>
<![CDATA[420 Games Combines Athletics, Cannabis Pride]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:56:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/medical+marijuana+stock+cannabis.jpg
Stoners are athletes, too – that's the premise for the upcoming 420 Games in San Francisco and San Jose, at least.

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<![CDATA[Burning Man Parody Would Build Wall to Prevent Attendees' Return]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BURNING-MAN-VO---00000618.jpg
A parody captures the annual anti-Burning Man sentiment by proposing the construction of a 300-mile wall to keep revelers from returning to the Bay Area.

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<![CDATA['Tarzan' Arrested at SoCal Zo]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 06:10:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/08-05-2015-zoo-santa-ana-tarzan-1.jpg
A shirtless man claiming to be "Tarzan" was arrested after police say he swung from trees and tried to enter a monkey exhibit at a Southern California zoo.

Photo Credit: Santa Ana PD]]>
<![CDATA[Eat 24: When Donald Trump Says 'Mexico' We Give You Free Tacos]]> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 16:55:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/donald-trump-encuesta.jpg
You heard right. For every time Donald Trump says the word "Mexico" during Thursday's presidential debate, food delivery app Eat24 says it will give you a free taco.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Bees Swarm Bike in Midtown Manhattan]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:14:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/katie+linker+photo+credit.jpg
It was an odd sight Tuesday afternoon in midtown as hundreds of bees swarmed a bicycle locked to a traffic sign.

Photo Credit: @klinker13/Instagram]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Upside Down Over Illinois, Skydivers Break Record]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:38:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SkyDiveThumb1.jpg
Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down have built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation on July 31, 2015 over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.]]>
<![CDATA[Meth Pills Were in In-n-Out Drink, Man Claims in Lawsuit]]> Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:27:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/innoutmeth.jpg
In-n-Out Burger has been sued by a man who alleges he found meth in his drink, according to a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles. Two capsules allegedly found at the bottom of the cup later tested positive for meth.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of G. Patrick Connors III]]>
<![CDATA[Morrissey Says He Was Groped at SFO]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:52:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455184451.jpg
The singer Morrissey said he was groped at San Francisco International Airport this week on his way to London, and now he's making waves by blogging about what he's calling a "sexual assault."

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<![CDATA[Shower Curtain Lets Bathers Know It's Time to Get Out]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:40:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/h20-curtain-2.jpg
A London-based artist may have the solution for those who enjoy long showers even in the midst of a drought.

Photo Credit: Elisabeth Buecher]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders' Candidacy Inspires Merch]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:15:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/vlcsnap-2015-07-21-19h30m41s117.png
Support for Vermont’s presidential hopeful is showing up from some of the state’s independent businesspeople

Photo Credit: necn]]>
<![CDATA[Tooth-Shaped Balloon Mascot Gets Loose, Flies Away]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:13:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mickey+balloon+2.JPG
A Chicago-area dental practice is asking for help finding a loose tooth.

Photo Credit: All Smiles Dental
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<![CDATA[Alligator Taken Into Police Custody on NYC Street Dies]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:11:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/alligator+manhattan.jpg
A 3-foot alligator NYPD officers took into custody after they spotted it walking across a Manhattan street has died, authorities say.

Photo Credit: Handout]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Bugs Appear as Storm on TX Weather Radar]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:00:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/bug+radar+tx.JPG
Rangers at a state park near the Texas panhandle say flying insects caused a weather radar to light up as if there was a large storm Wednesday.

Photo Credit: National Weather Service
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<![CDATA[SF Implements Pee-Repellant Paint Program]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:28:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/th-HD-PEE-PAINT-TZ---01243503.jpg
A splashy new idea for getting people to stop using San Francisco alleys and walls as toilets is being implemented in several of the city’s neighborhoods. The Department of Public Works is testing out a...
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<![CDATA[Wiccan Witches, Mystics Provide Tech Support]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/joeytalley.jpg
Psychics, mystics, and witches are providing Silicon Valley with a supernatural form of tech support.

Photo Credit: Joey Talley]]>
<![CDATA['Drunk' Squirrel Damages English Club]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:30:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-469038412SQUIRREL72315.jpg
A “drunk” squirrel has caused hundreds of pounds of damage at a private members’ club in England, according to the club’s secretary. Sam Boulter, 62, said that the originally thought that someone had broken into...

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<![CDATA[Bombshell Discovery: Bazooka Shell Found in Storm Drain]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:16:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/072115+bazooka+shell+found+in+Fairfax+County.jpg
A Fairfax County, Virginia, worker inspecting a drain made an unusual discovery in a residential neighborhood Tuesday morning -- a round of bazooka ammunition possibly dating back to the Korean War era.

Photo Credit: Fairfax County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Chipotle Anti-Fast Lasts 153 Days and Counting]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/536073195.jpg
You know you've got a taste for something when you eat it every day for 100-plus days. Two men have something odd in common -- they started eating Chipotle every day for months and have taken to social media to...

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<![CDATA[Foal Born with Patch That Looks Like Its Own Shadow]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:03:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Horse+11+AP774176329487_14.jpg
A chestnut foal born in May in England has been gaining a lot of attention around the Internet for his peculiar, self referential birthmark. The young horse, named Da Vinci or Vinny for short, appears to...

Photo Credit: AP
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<![CDATA[Naked Protestors Take Aim at FEMA ]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:21:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/eucalyptus+generic.jpg
Protesters shed their clothing in a eucalyptus grove on the UC Berkeley campus over the weekend to protest FEMA plans to cut trees in the East Bay hills.
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<![CDATA[Wedding Whopper: Joel Burger, Ashley King Tie the Knot]]> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 01:54:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/071915-burger-king-wedding-illinois.jpg
Couples will tell you that every wedding is special in its own way — and that's certainly true for Joel Burger and Ashley King, who married Friday afternoon in Illinois for better or for worse, for richer or for...

Photo Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Burger King]]>
<![CDATA[Cancer Patient Treated with 'Baggie of Dirt': Authorities]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:11:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11P+FAKE+CANCER+DOCTOR+VO+-+00000411.jpg
A northern California man was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine unlawfully after authorities say he treated a woman in late stage cancer with a “baggie of dirt.”

Photo Credit: The Natrual Oncology Institute]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose Parade Honors World's No. 1 Eater]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:48:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nathans-parade-winner.jpg
Matt Stonie ate 62 hot dogs on July 4 earning him the ranking of No. 1 competitive eater in the world. And for this, he deserves to “RELISH” in glory with a downtown San Jose parade on Friday to celebrate...

Photo Credit: Michelle Roberts
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<![CDATA[PHOTOS: Japanese Hotel Replaces Staff With Robots]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 06:51:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robot-GettyImages-480744956_master.jpg
The Henna Hotel, scheduled to open on July 17, features multi-lingual humanoid robots that greet visitors while other robots serve coffee and do the cleaning, as well as room doors that are opened by...

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Man, Nephew Win Meth Lab in Auction ]]> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:20:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-07-12+at+10.20.27+AM.png
A man and his nephew in California got a little more than they expected when they won an auction for an abandoned storage unit. At Cubesmart in Rancho Cordova, units are auctioned when renters default on...]]>
<![CDATA[Stephen Curry Wins Best NBA Player, Best Male Athlete at ESPY Awards]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:24:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/steph11.jpg
Warriors star Stephen Curry won this year's Best NBA Player and Best Male Athlete at Wednesday's 2015 ESPY Awards, adding to his already long list of honors.

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Doctor Removes More Than 70 Non-Food Items From Dog's Stomach]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:15:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dog+stomach+contents.jpg
Something tells us one lucky dog is about to go on a diet. Tiki, an 8-year-old black Labrador, visited the Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital this week in Mars, Pennsylvania, a small town about 45 minutes north...

Photo Credit: Dr. Hisham Ibrahim]]>
<![CDATA[Man Finds This Object in His Skin]]> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 05:42:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/fish+fin+leg+skier.jpg
Pat Schottler didn’t think much about a large bruise on his leg and five puncture wounds after a day of water skiing, but during a visit to the doctor a few days later, things took an unusual turn.

Photo Credit: Pat Schottler/KARE ]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:34:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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<![CDATA[WATCH: 4-Foot Alligator Caught in New Jersey River]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:46:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gator-Caught-NJ-0708.jpg
Authorities captured an alligator in a New Jersey river after a fisherman and police both spotted one of the reptiles floating in the Passaic River on Wednesday. Elmwood Park Police Chief Mike Foligno said...]]>